So he's in TX and he got a "semi-modified" 919 with an "engine knock" and he paid $1,500.00?
Right out of the starting gate, he should have paid $2,500~3,000 and got a nice one.
Anyone trying to save a buck on a 1st bike and getting one with a knock at 1/2 the going rate for a great one is just foolish.
Why would most new riders want to deal with a bike that hasn't been properly maintained? When I got mine, the chain showed it wasn't properly maintained, but I not a noob and I know how to spin wrenches.
I really wish he would have looked around for a $3K bike and got a great one. So much value compared to Ducati and ZRX @ $3K.
What could go wrong with this?
My first was a Nighthawk 700S and I think that was a bit much for a 1st bike.
EDIT: Just watch part 2 and 3. Timing chain tensioner and valve check/adjust? Replace the throttle control over a screw stripped?
Not so easy to watch, but I really want to see how it comes out.